Popular band Ikimono Gakari has been chosen to do the theme song and an insert song for the upcoming live-action movie "Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo," scheduled for release in March 2010.
Adapted from Yasutaka Tsutsui's novel of the same name, the film stars Riisa Naka (20) as a young woman who travels back in time to find her mother's first love. The movie also features Narumi Yasuda, Akiyoshi Nakao, Munetaka Aoki, Anna Ishibashi, Yuya Matsushita, Masanobu Katsumura, and Kanji Ishimaru.
The theme song for the movie is "Nostalgia," a song Ikimono Gakari originally performed during their indie days. A new recording of the song will be used for the film.
For the insert song, Ikimono Gakari is covering the theme song from the 1983 movie adaptation, which was named after the movie. That song was originally sung by Tomoyo Harada with lyrics and composition by Yumi Matsutoya.
The two songs currently do not have a CD release date.